2010 TV-14 4 seasons


2010 TV-14 4 seasons
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In this updated take on Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues. At his side -- though hobbling -- is flatmate Dr. John Watson, fresh from the war in Afghanistan.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Loo Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2010) - 2 discs

This modern-day reboot of Sherlock Holmes has Arthur Conan Doyle's deductive genius moving through London as a Web-adept consultant to Inspector Lestrade, and Dr. John Watson as a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who shares his Baker Street digs.
Blu-ray DVD
Full Screen 1.33:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this excellent adaptation of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle series is littered with dead bodies, but little actual onscreen violence. Storylines include terrorism, serial murderers, drug trafficking, and smuggling, and there are plenty of scary scenes and suspense throughout each episode. Expect some social drinking and references to nicotine patches and past drug addiction.

Sexual Content

Sexual innuendo and references to sexual activity, including infidelity, but no visible sexual acts.


The majority of the violence in the series occurs offscreen. Bodies are presented after the murders and scenes from war or battle are presented in flashbacks. There are a few disturing scenes, such as Sherlock whipping a body with a riding crop to determine bruise patterns for a case, or stepping on a serial murderer's gun wound to extract information.


Mild language, such as "piss off" and similar British slang.

Social Behavior

The series is a bit brutal in its storylines: innocent people are murdered and killers are adept at reaching their victims. Holmes is presented as an anti-hero whose inability to make friends and interact with greater society - or the police force - in a normal manner are admirable qualities. Holmes is incredibly intelligent, yet his intelligence only serves to ostracize from the rest of society.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Minor drinking. Holmes wears multiple nicotine patches, but no longer smokes. References to Holmes's former use of heroin, keeping with the original character's drug addiction.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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